Buy Lush Foliage Plants Online at Lush Plants Australia. Foliage Plants provide that lush green backdrop, or colour and texture. Lush foliage plants can be used to create overhead protection for understory plants. We have a beautiful range of lush foliage plants.
Schefflera elegantissima - Aralia elegantissma, Schefflera elegantissima have beautifully textured foliage, with deeply serrated leaflets and stripey stems. The light feathery texture of the plant brings a lightness to spaces and these plants nest very nicely amongst other house plants with their openness and texture.
Plants for sale: strong rhizome - Galangal Plants are part of the Ginger family Zingiberaceae, which also includes, amongst others, the Ginger plants Alpinia, Hedychium, Curcuma and Zingiber. They are grown for their culinary, decorative and medicinal uses. Supplied as large strong rhizome with strong growth.
Cardboard Palm (Zamia furfuracea) Member of the Cycad family (Cycad is Greek for ‘palm’, as most Cycads bear resemblance to palms). It is native to the warm sandy coastal plains of Mexico. It’s a very distinctive cycad with thick, felty leaves up to 1.2m long that emerge from the middle of the plant, forming a rosette. When grown in bright light, the rosette becomes a 1m high clump of tightly overlapping that can (although slowly) grow to 1.8m in diameter. The leaves are slightly fuzzy and feel a bit like cardboard when rubbed. Foliage emerges from a thick fleshy trunk that serves as water storage in drought.Plants for sale: Strong seedlings, 20-30cm tall.
Crotons - Codiaeum varigatum - Crotons vary alot and can feature reds, orange, yellow, gold and green. Patterns vary as do leaf shape. These plants can be a feature, a back drop or be planted alternatively with lush green foliage to create a spectacular effect. All round winners.
Syngonium - Moonlight, Moonlight is a dense, compact plant with a nice rounded look. This makes it very suitable as a house or office plant with lots of lovely symmetrical branching leaves. It looks great as a table centrepiece!
Cordyline - Tangelo - Cordylines are perfect for that tropical look. Tangelo is just stunning with lush green leaves with splashes of orange. Tangelo is quite easy to grow and tough, it will reach around 1 metre high when mature
Ivory Cane Palm - Pinanga Coronata / Kuhlii- Very attractive, medium sized clumping palm from the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra. Can grow to around 3-6 meters tall, slim, ringed green trunk with feather shaped leaves. It will produce multiple ivory canes but remains in a nice clump.
Triangle Palm (Dypsis decaryi) - Amazing Palm tree with triangular shape and spectacular grey-green foliage. Drought and frost hardy. Fast growing, for gardens and pots. Plants for sale: Strong palms ready to plant out in the garden approx 40cm tall.
Duranta Lorentzii (Vanilla scented Duranta) - Seriously amazing vanilla scent! Gorgeous lush lime green evergreen shrub! The sparkling white blooms smell of sweet vanilla and so attractive to bees and butterflies.
Parlour Palm Chamaedorea Elegans - Very attractive small palm. Grow to 2m tall. Understory plant, shady sheltered position. Good in pots, gardens, house plant. Cold tolerant. Plants for sale: Established 30-40cm tall.
Alocasia Ebony - Absolute stunner! It's got that jungle vibe! A must for your house plant collection. Almost black stems contrast with the arrow shaped leaves highlighted with light green veins, silver shadows and overlaid with a touch of silver shine.
Zamia integrifolia (Coontie Palm)- This amazing palm was harvested almost to extinction in the USA in the 1800's, thousands of plants were harvested from the wild and their roots processed into a type of arrowroot powder used to make crackers / biscuits! Drought, frost and salt tolerant, this palm is a survivor!
Parlour Palm Chamaedorea Elegans - Very attractive small palm. Grow to 2m tall. Understory plant, shady sheltered position. Good in pots, gardens, house plant. Cold tolerant. Plants for sale approx 30cm tall.
Lady Slipper - Striking succulent from the Euphorbia family with light green stems in a zigzag shape. 2mx2m. Frost hardy to -5. Full sun to part shade. Drought tolerant. Pretty bird attracting orange red flowers.
Plants for sale: rhizome (rootstock) with new growth. The edible vegetable Arrowroot is a very hardy plant from the Canna family. Canna is very easy and fast growing and is an excellent food plant to grow year-round in any frost-free garden of Australia, or it can be dug up before frosts hit & replanted in spring in colder climate gardens.
Acalypha Raggedy Anne has very large foliage which is a fantastic red colour. This plant is excellent for screening and really stands out in your garden with it's autumn colours - a must have for winter colour in your garden! When the light catches the foliage it's nearly on fire, one of my favourites!
Acalypha Raggedy Anne is part of the Euphorbe family and is extremely tough and drought hardy. They are excellent for Australian gardens, although best in a frost free position. Excellent for screening due to it's bushy growth habit, and looks wonderful in pots. Very easy to look after! Plants for sale: plants, 30cm tall looking fabulous
This is a wonderful little groundcover from South Africa. It has succulent, thick green leaves which are covered in Leopard spots. The spots are a dark green to almost black, and the colour tends to be enhanced (e.g. darker spots on the foliage) in a shady spot and over winter.
Japanese Aralia - Fatsia Japonica - It is extremely versatile, hardy, and is extremely popular as a house plant, a lush hedge or as a container plant. Cute little white blossoms are quite architectural, floating on the end of tiny stems, it makes great floral arrangements. It will also feed the birds with juicy black berries following flowering.
Plants for sale: 10-15cm tall, garden ready. Wonderful foliage, purple on one side, dark green on the other. Very hardy, easy plant to grow and will provide colour all year round. Grows Australia-wide, but may burn in frost after which it should recover. Great as a groundcover or feature in a pot.
Alpinia mutica (Small Shell / Cardamom Ginger) A hardy and wonderful spicy-scented understory plant to add to the lush look of your tropical garden. Plants available - lush, well established plants approx 30cm in height.
Calathea lancifolia - Rattlesnake Plant- A stunning little plant, well suited to pots indoors or shady positions in the garden. This plant is very easy to grow. Provide a shady position, well draining soil with plenty of water and rich in organic matter. If growing as a pot plant indoors, please take this plant outside every couple of weeks to give it a hose off and get rid of dust etc.
Cupid Peperomia variegata - Gorgeous variegated succulent vine! This beautiful branching vine is not too fussy, a perfect house plant that will produce lots of lovely foliage to fill a hanging basket or cascade over a large pot.
Graceful small palm to 2-3m tall with bamboo-like long slender stems. Native to Mexico and Central America where is grows as an understory palm. Usually grown with multiple plants in a pot or spot, although the plant itself naturally spreads by offshoots similar to Bamboo. The Bamboo Palm is frequently used indoors; it is tolerant to low-light areas and is low maintenance.
Chinese Evergreen - Aglaonema Silver King is a stunning tropical plants with variegated, ornamental foliage. It is a fantastic pot plant and is well suited to shady positions or for indoors. Aglanoema Silver King is native to tropical Asia and will grow best in a warm position with plenty of water and humidity. Fertilize regularly for best growth.
Heliconia Waxy Red-Sold as Rhizome with new growth.
Showy lush evergreen foliage with red pendulous bracts. The Waxy Red flowers between Autumn and Winter, bringing colour to life in your garden when you least expect it. Perfect for landscaping.
Areca Triandra - An attractive, clustering understory palm from tropical & subtropical rainforests in India & South East Asia. Triandra Palms grow to 5m tall, with light green white ringed stems and dark green fronds. Easily grown in the tropics and subtropics. Provide shade when young with moist, well draining soil in a frost free spot. Excellent indoor plant.
Size: approx 20cm tall - The variegated Shell ginger is a stunning tropical foliage plant, with green and white variegated leaves. Flowers are very similar to the regular Shell ginger (Alpinia zerumbet), but leaves provide colour year round! They are fairly small growing, to around 1.5m tall, forming a clump around 2m wide.
Giant Bird of Paradise - Strelitzia nicolai - Incredibly fast growing in the right position, perfect for a quick screen! Beautiful plant from Natal, South Africa. Tall, striking foliage plant growing up to 6m high and 4m wide. It is evergreen, with multiple stems that form a dense clump. Very hardy with large dramatic leaves for a true tropical effect. Will grow as far south as Melbourne if it is provided a frost-free position. Huge flowers resemble birds’ heads and can be used in floral arrangements. Flowers appear within a year in the right conditions. Excellent indoor and potted plant, even in exposed positions, but provide some shelter from strong winds. Flowers are eye-catching, white and blue. Easy care, mulch garden specimens, provide water as required, and slow release fertilizer in spring and summer.
Stunning plant with white and green upper leaves and beautiful purple colour underneath. Handles cold to about 0 degrees for a short amount of time. Spreading, will create a beautiful bushy patch in a very short amount of time. Non-invasive. Best in a shady to part shaded position, in moist fertile soil.
Ruffled Fan Palm (Licuala grandis) Very beautiful, dainty palm with a height of aprox 2 m. It originates in South East Asia and is a rainforest understory palm, single trunk and glossy, green whole leaves.
Turmeric is one of the most useful plants you can add to your garden. It is a member of the ginger family and native to S.E. Asia. It is an edible plant and used in many Asian and Middle Eastern dishes, but is also incredibly ornamental. It grows to around 1m tall with big, lush, green foliage and a stunning white flower. Just growing it for the flower is worth it.
Blonde Flamethrower Palm - Chambeyronia macrocarpa var. hookeri Cream to yellow crownshaft on the blonde version. New leaves emerge bright red, and fade to a shiny dark green after a few weeks. Some people believe new leaves on the Blonde Flamethrower Palm are redder than leaves on the standard Flamethrower Palm. This Palm is fairly small which makes it manageable for most gardens; it grows to 7-10m tall. The Blonde Flamethrower’s fronds arch very gracefully, and it is self cleaning as an added bonus!For more plant info click on title or 'product details'.Supplied as: plants, approx 30cm tall
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Travellers Palm - One of our favourites! A beautiful tree from the Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia) family which produces big banana-like foliage. Foliage arranges itself in a fan-shaped form. Though technically not a palm tree, it is often called one because of the short palm-like trunk & foliage. It grows 7-15m tall. The Travellers Palm produces white flowers, followed by brown fruits. Seeds are a wonderful blue colour. It derives its name ‘Travellers Palm’ from the fact that it collects and holds rainwater in its leaf folds and flower bracts. Thirsty travellers knew to seek out this tree to collect water. Ravenala madagascariensis is a stunning tropical plant and would act well as a feature plant, or as back drop for other tropical plants. It is often used to line driveways and property entries, for which the fan shape lends itself very well. Plants for sale: approx 30cm tall. These plants are best in the ground as they are fast growing. These are not the most beautiful plants, but they are extremely hardy and ready to go into the ground and take off. Good root systems!
Philodendron - Black Knight- highly attractive philodendron with a clumping rather than climbing habit. With striking dark burgundy / green and almost black leaves it will look amazing as an understory plant in your yard or as a pot plant.
Variegated Peace Lily - A great way to purify the air in your office, house or work space! The Peace Lily is an ideal indoor plant and can be grown in darker spots in the house, as well as shady positions in the garden. The Peace Lily flower is a very simple design, the flowers are pale green at the start then change to snow white with a yellow centre. Foliage is a beautiful variegated green and white. The peace lily grows best in a dark shady spot, it will not tolerate direct sun light. Keep the soil moist, can grow to 90 cms tall and an equal width. It will grow outdoors in tropical areas in filtered light.